• Advocacy. Education. Networking.

    The Black Business Association (BBA) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1974 as the American Black Merchants Association.

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    Our impact in the community would not be as effective without the help of our Partners in Progress. We work together to for your success!

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  • Join the BBA Today!

    There’s no better time than now to become a member of the Black Business Association of Memphis! Your investment affords us the opportunity to provide services and resources to help advance your business! Your membership in the BBA will be as valuable as you desire.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Benny Awards Nominations Begin Monday March 30th

Nominations for the 2015 Benny Awards will open on Monday March 30th. Information and links to the nomination form will be released at Monday morning at 10am and will continue until the end of the nomination period which will end on Monday April 20th. For 2015, the Black Business Association of Memphis is looking for outstanding service and retail businesses, corporations and business professionals who have reached new heights, provided exemplary service, business opportunities, or leadership to further the vision of minority entrepreneurship, empowerment, business development or community service. Categories include:

1.    Outstanding Woman-Owned Business Award recognizes a woman-owned business that has demonstrated outstanding profitability, employee growth, use of technology, professional leadership, customer service, and community involvement.

2.    Outstanding Professional Service Award recognizes a professional service business (e.g., attorneys, consultants, healthcare professionals, insurance agents, realtors, etc.) for outstanding achievement in profitability, growth, leadership and professional development, customer service, and community involvement.

3.    Outstanding Service Provider Award recognizes a business in a service industry for outstanding profitability, employee and customer growth, use of technology, professional leadership, customer service, and community involvement.

4.    Outstanding Business Professional Award honors an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and outstanding professional achievements and personal standards and who serves as a role model for others.


5.    Outstanding Business of the Year Award recognizes a retail or service business for overall excellence and outstanding achievements in all aspects of business.

2015 Benny Awards Tickets are Now Available Online

The Black Business Association of Memphis presents the 2015 Benny Awards Luncheon, Friday May 1st from 11:30am until 1:00pm at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis located at 3700 Central Avenue. 

This year’s luncheon features Keynote Speaker Ms. Susan L. Taylor, Founder & CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine. Among the Benny Award nominees, BBA will also honor Mr. Clifford Stockton, Senior Advisor, Logistics & Public Policy with the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce where he has served for over 44 years. 

Nominations for the 2015 Benny Awards begin on Monday March 30th! Tickets are available and onsale now! Tickets are now available by going online HERE or by calling (901) 526-9300.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BBA Lunch & Learn This Week!

The “BBA Lunch & Learn Series” is designed to equip you with the information you need to make informed decisions when it comes to operating your business. This Thursday, we will welcome representatives with the Small Business Administration. They will be speaking on the topic of Understanding the SBA Loan Process”. It will take place this Thursday, March 19th at the Renaissance Business Center located at 555 Beale Street from 11:30am until 1pm. Lunch will be provided and admission is FREE! The BBA Lunch & Learns are a great networking opportunity. Grab plenty of business cards and make plans to join us! RSVP by calling (901) 526-9300.

The 2015 Benny Awards! Get Your Tickets!

The Black Business Association of Memphis is proud to announce the 2015 Benny Awards Luncheon, Friday May 1st from 11:30am until 1:00pm at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis located at 3700 Central Avenue. This year’s luncheon features Keynote Speaker Ms. Susan L. Taylor, Founder & CEO of National CARES Mentoring Movement & Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine. Among the Benny Award nominees, BBA will also honor Mr. Clifford Stockton, Senior Advisor, Logistics & Public Policy with the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce where he has served for over 44 years. Tickets are on sale now! Call us today at (901) 526-9300!

Boom Booster Workshop

Join More Memphis for the BOOM Booster Workshop for the month of April. The topic is Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Marketing Strategies and Techniques for your Business. Learn the difference between traditional and non-traditional marketing and learn how you can monopolize on both techniques for marketing your business. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 10:00am- noon at the Ridgeway Business Center located at 5865 Ridgeway Center Pkwy Suite 300. Get more information HERE!